Samuel Adegboyega, DPMChairman, Division of Medical Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery/Medicine
Sports Medicine Club, Advisor
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Section Chief of Podiatry, Division of Surgery Harlem Hospital, New York
Samuel Adegboyega (Dr Sam), DPM earned his doctorate degree at New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed extensive residency training in advanced reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at New York Hospital Queens/ Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, an academic affiliate of Weil Medical College of Cornell University. He is currently Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). He is an Associate Professor Department of Medicine and Surgery at NYCPM. He is the Chairman, Division of Medical Science at NYCPM. He is also the Section Chief of podiatry at Harlem Hospital, NY. He is licensed and practices in both states of New Jersey/New York. He enjoys podiatry and offers to his patients’ vast knowledge and excellent clinical skills as it relates to surgery, orthopedics, wound care, primary care, and sports medicine.
Alan Bass, DPM, FACPM, CPCFounder and Medical Director
Central Jersey Foot & Ankle Care
PARE Coding and Compliance
Alan Bass, DPM, FACPM, CPC, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management and has been in private practice in Manalapan, New Jersey for over 25 years. Dr Bass is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Over his entire career, Dr Bass has been involved with business and practice management, having previously served as Medical Director and Senior Consultant for NEMO Health. Realizing the needs of podiatrists nationwide Dr Bass left NEMO Health at the end 2018 and in January 2019, he began his own consulting firm JARALL Medical Management Consulting, providing practice management services practice valuations, reputation management services and much more. In January 2020, Dr Bass, along with Dr Paul Kesselman formed PARE Coding and Compliance Consulting, a firm dedicated to assisting doctors with coding, auditing, and compliance issues. Dr Bass is also a past-president of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society. He also is active with the American Podiatric Medical Association, currently serving on the Communication committee and having served on the Resolutions committee.
Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFASNorth Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists
Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM, DFACFAS is a board certified, fellowship-trained, foot and ankle surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University and then graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his internship and surgical residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at St Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers in New York. Subsequently, he went on to complete an additional year of fellowship training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and limb salvage at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois. Dr Bevilacqua also completed a fellowship at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Kurgan, Russia. Dr Bevilacqua is board certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is trained and certified in Total Ankle Replacement surgery and is one of a few surgeons in Bergen County actively performing the surgery. He was selected as Bergen County's Top Doctors for 2019 by Bergen Magazine. He has written extensively about foot and ankle surgery and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also written many book chapters on the subject. Dr Bevilacqua continues to lecture at the state and national levels. Dr Bevilacqua is a member of the Surgical Skills Committee for ACFAS. He is also a member of the Medical Education Committee for Holy Name Hospital and Medical Center.
Brandon M Brooks, DPM, MPHActing-chief of Podiatry at the Columbia VA Health System in Columbia, SC
Brandon M Brooks, DPM, MPH, FACPM, FASPS, is a practicing podiatrist and podiatric surgeon-scientist at the Wm Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC. Following the death of his sister from an opioid overdose, Dr. Brooks became increasingly interested in understanding opioid prescribing practice. Of note, he was the first clinician to demonstrate that clinically meaningful variation in postoperative opioid prescribing exists on a national scale among podiatric physicians and surgeons. He and his brother, Bradley M Brooks, DO, DABPN, were also the first to demonstrate that cognitive bias can impact opioid prescribing practice. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of Saint Leo University, the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Jeffrey Cusack, DPM, DABPMAssistant Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, New York
Jeffrey Cusack, DPM, DABPM, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics & Pediatrics, New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He received his BS degree in Chemistry at the University of Miami, Florida. Dr Cusack is passionate about biomechanics; when he sees a foot problem; whether callus or bunion or something else; he thinks about what the cause could be from a biomechanical point of view. Why is the callus or bunion located where it is? The mechanics of the foot determine the location.
Joseph D'Amico, DPMBoard Certified Foot and Ankle Orthopedics
New York, NY
Joseph D'Amico, DPM, DSc, DABPM is a graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) where he also completed his surgical residency training. Dr D'Amico holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Fordham University and in 2021 he was awared the Doctor of Science degree from NYCPM. He has directed and taught in the Department of Biomechanices at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr D'Amico served as Chairman of the Division of Orthopedic Sciences at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine for over a decade where he is an active professor in orthopedics and pediatrics. For five years Dr A'mico served and directed foot and ankle care at the New York City Marathon. He is the author of the text "Care of The Feet" as well as over 60 medical research publications dealing with lower extremity biomechanics and computerized gait examination. Dr D'Amico is an expert as well as a pioneer in the relationshio between back pain and foot dysfunction and is Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics. He has been elected by his peers to the distinguished status of Diplomat in the National Academies of Practice. Sponsored by an educational grant from a grateful patient, he is the founder and scientific chairman of the Richard O Schuster, DPM Memorial Biomechanics Seminar held annually at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPHMedical Director
DM Prevent Clinics Dubai
Robert G Frykberg, DPM, MPH is a graduate of the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976. Dr Frykberg went on to complete his residency training at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He served as the President of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society and a Member of the Board of Registration in Podiatry. From 1992 to 1994, he attended the Harvard School of Public Health and graduated with a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in quantitative methods. After 21 years of private practice, Dr Frykberg accepted the position as Clinical Dean of the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery prior to moving to Phoenix. After 15 years of dedicated service to our Veterans, Dr Frykberg has decided to retire from his role as Chief of Podiatry at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and as Director of the Phoenix VA Medical Center Podiatric Residency Program. He continues to hold the academic rank of Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine. His research and writing interests have included all facets of lower extremity disorders, but are specifically focused on diabetic foot ulcers, infections, Charcot foot, and wound care. The author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications, he has also been the Editor of two textbooks: The High Risk Foot in Diabetes Mellitus (1991) and the Diabetic Charcot Foot (2010). His expertise in the Diabetic Foot translated into hundreds of speaking invitations nationally and internationally with numerous lecture engagements in China, India, Russia, South America, the UK, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Italy, and across Europe.
Ronald Guberman, DPM, DABFASDirector of Podiatric Medical Education
Co-Chief, Podiatry Division, Dept of Surgery
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Ronald Guberman, DPM, is the Director of the Podiatry Residency Programs at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He serves as a surgical training course director, instructor, and lecturer. Dr Guberman is the author of numerous articles in Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery and Wound Care.
John Guiliana, DPM, MSHealthcare Consultant and Business Coach
John Guiliana, DPM, MS is a nationally recognized speaker and author on topics pertaining to medical practice management. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management and holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Management. He has authored numerous columns in various journals and is the co-author of 31 ½ Essentials to Running Your Medical Practice, as well as The Million Dollar Practice…Keys to Success. Dr Guiliana is currently a Medical Director of Podiatry for Modernizing Medicine’s award-winning technology, as well as a monthly columnist of PM News. He can be reached at [email protected]
Anthony R Iorio, DPM, MPH, CPed, FACFAS, FACFAOM, FACWCADean for Continuing Education
Chairman, Department of Community Medicine
Professor, Department of Medical Sciences
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY
Anthony R Iorio, DPM, MPH, CPed, FACFAS, FACFAOM, FACWCA graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1981 and completed a two-year surgical residency through the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in New York and Connecticut. Upon completing his residency programs 1983, he entered private practice in Fairfield County, CT. During which time he attended the New York College of Medicine and obtained his Master’s in Public Health in 2003, in Health Care and Policy. He served as President of the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association from 2005-2007 after serving 10 years on their Board. He is Board Certified in Podiatric Surgery and as well as Podiatric Orthopedics and Medicine. Dr Iorio is also a Fellow in the American Professional Wound Care Association. Currently, Dr Iorio serves as a Professor of Medicine, Chairman of Community Medicine, and Dean of Continuing Education at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine since 2004. He continues to practice in his academic role as co -chairman, Dept of Surgery, in Podiatric Wound Care at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in Manhattan, NY and has ventured into introducing Podiatry into an ADA-approved endocrinology office in Manhattan where he is the Director of Wound Care and Podiatry. He is an educator, administrator and clinician and is involved in several research projects in Wound Care and Diabetes. He serves on several Not-for-Profit Boards and is an International Lecturer to Mexico, Vietnam, and India. Dr Iorio is a Key Opinion Leader and consultant to several companies . He currently holds some patents in wound care. He is active in many social areas of health care promotions and is frequently found on missions in area of need in rural India.
Anthony Jabra, DPM, FACFASFaculty
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY
Anthony Jabra, DPM, FACFAS is a faculty physician in the department of surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM). In 2016, he graduated NYCPM with honors and received the Dr Keith R. Springer Memorial Scholarship. He went on to complete his residency training at NYCPM/Metropolitan Hospital (PMSR-RRA) and served as chief resident in his third year. During residency, he took advantage of the academic opportunities the school provided by conducting lectures/workshops to the student body. During residency, he presented at the C3 Cardiovascular Symposium in Florida and ACFAS New York Complications Seminar in cases of Charcot limb salvage and adult acquired flat foot. Dr Jabra is published in scientific journals, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Podiatry Institute. He is currently involved in IRB approval, to begin studying reduction of post-operative pain in a randomized prospective control trial following bunion surgery. Metropolitan and Harlem Hospitals allows him the opportunities to treat diverse pathological conditions affecting the foot and ankle. He continues to advise and positively influence students/residents in broadening their knowledge on clinical exams to diagnose pathology affecting the lower extremity. He enjoys teaching students and residents foot and ankle surgeries with a special interest in flat foot reconstruction and ankle instability. Recently, he and his spouse (Ashley Bittar, DPM: Innovative Foot & Ankle) participated in a surgical mission trip in Comayagua, Honduras treating those who do not otherwise have the opportunity for podiatric medical care. In his free time, he and his wife enjoy biking around NYC.
Warren S Joseph, DPM, FIDSAAdjunct Clinical Professor
Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ Editor - Journal of the APMA
Warren S Joseph, DPM, FIDSA is a specialist in the treatment of lower extremity infectious diseases. He received his podiatric degree, magna cum laude, from W.M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr Joseph completed his postgraduate training in podiatric medicine/surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, both in Philadelphia. He is currently an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Dr Joseph is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and sits on the IDSA Diabetic Foot Infection Guidelines Committee. He is also certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and currently serves as Editor of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr Joseph lectures extensively and his presentations have focused on the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections of the lower extremity. He has authored close to 100 publications in the field of lower extremity infections and is the author of the Handbook of Lower Extremity Infections, now in its third edition.
Benjamin Kamel, DPMPartner
Garey Orthopedic Medical Group
Benjamin Kamel, DPM is a highly trained and Board-Certified foot and ankle surgeon. Dr Kamel received his medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences where he graduated near the top of his class with honors and being inducted into the Pi Delta Honor Society. Dr Kamel completed intensive surgical training locally with the additional credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA). He also was elected and served as Chief Resident in his final year of residency. During his residency training, Dr Kamel worked at many different hospitals, most notably completing sports medicine training at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital as well as a high-level trauma rotation at Kaiser Permanente under some of the best-trained surgeons in the profession. Dr Kamel has received extensive surgical training in all aspects of the foot and ankle including sports medicine, trauma, forefoot and rearfoot reconstructions including flatfoot correction, bunion correction, cosmetic surgery, pediatric foot conditions, as well as surgical treatment of degenerative and arthritic conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Dr Kamel has co-authored and published several research articles in the field of foot and ankle surgery. He has also lectured at national conferences on topics related to sports medicine. He is currently clinical faculty at Western University of Health Sciences where he works with and teaches medical students and residents. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Kamel currently works as a partner at Garey Orthopedic Medical Group in Southern California. He is also a Creative Writer and Video Producer for PRESENT Podiatry’s NewsFlash. Dr Kamel has an interest in Podiatric trauma, reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine.
Paul Kesselman, DPM, DABFASCEO
PARE Coding & Compliance Services
Paul Kesselman, DPM, DABFAS has been in private practice for over 35 years in NYC and LI. He has been consulting for medical manufacturers and for a myriad of medical specialties in the areas of DME and wound care regulations for over 20 years. He is the leader for the APMA DME Workgroup, meets regularly with Medicare officials, and has formed liaisons with other orthotic professionals and lectured nationwide. His monthly column appearing in Podiatry Management is primarily dedicated to coding and compliance issues and has been a contributing author to Practical Endocrinology and other medical publications and is an expert panelist to Codingline.com.
Samantha Landau, DPM, MPHClinical Instructor and Attending Physician Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY
Samantha Landau, DPM, MPH is faculty at NYCPM in the Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics. She graduated from SUNY College at Geneseo in 2013 with a BS in Business Administration, and with minors in both biology and chemistry. Enrolled in the dual-degree program of NYCPM and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, she obtained her MPH (with an emphasis on healthcare management) in 2016, after only two years, the first student to do so in the history of the program. She obtained her DPM degree in 2018. Dr Landau completed her residency at NYCPM/Metropolitan in 2021 as chief resident. COVID intervened while she was at Metro, and for her efforts there, she received Schneps Media’s Health Care Hero Award. (Schneps is a major New York-based publisher of digital and physical media, especially of community newspapers.) She also has Standard Ankle Surgery privilege in New York and is Board Certified by ABPM. Dr Landau has many publications including some being deemed original research. With an interest in surgical biomechanics, Dr Landau completed a fellowship in “Post-Graduate Fellowship Training in Biomechanics and Gait-Related Disorders of the Lower Extremity in Children and Adults" at NYCPM. During her training she spent time at the Hospital for Special Surgery in the Leon Root Motion Analysis Lab, with both Drs Joseph C. D’Amico and Cusack, and in pediatric podiatry by Drs Volpe and Resseque. Dr Landau loves taking biomechanical concepts and incorporating them into surgical applications. Dr Landau is also on the executive board for NYSPMA King Division. NYSPMA is the top organization in New York State that represents the interests of podiatrists with the state legislature as well as with insurance companies.
Steve A McClain, MDAdjunct Professor Dermatology and Emergency Medicine
Stony Brook, LI
Steve McClain, MD hails from High Ridge, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri and trained at the University of Vermont with Dermatopathology fellowship at New York University. He is Adjunct Professor of Dermatology and Emergency Medicine at SUNY at Stony Brook with research interests in Wound Healing, Malignant Melanoma, and Pathology Informatics. He practices dermatopathology privately in Smithtown NY, founding McClain Laboratories, LLC in 2004. His most recent work "Thickness of Normal Toenails" was submitted for publication in American Journal of Dermatopathology.
Jon Melton has traveled nationally and internationally for over 30 years teaching people about business which included the necessity of setting the business up correctly as well as marketing the business to maximize profits. Throughout those 3 decades he has also created and managed several small businesses including a printing company, juice company, restoration company and consulting company. Mr. Melton has extensive experience in the medical field from the operating room to the operatory. The culmination of this experience has helped him realize the critical necessity of protecting the assets of the business and more importantly the owners. He and his wife Julie have been married for 39 years. They love traveling, the outdoors, water skiing, 4 wheeling and all sports. Mr. Melton played football for BYU and football and basketball for Fullerton College. They are the parents of 5 children and 16 grandchildren.
Andrew B Peacock, DPM, AACFASCenters for Foot and Ankle Disorders
Andrew B Peacock, DPM, AACFAS, is board certified in foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a current associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He specializes in all aspects of foot in ankle surgery including complex foot and ankle reconstruction including arthroscopy. His accolades involve complex deformities and trauma to the foot and ankle in both pediatrics and adults. He is a proud alumnus of Clemson University in South Carolina where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Peacock then went on to complete a four-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency at The University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his fellowship with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Trauma, arthroscopy, rearfoot and ankle reconstruction including total ankle replacement at the Pennsylvania Intensive Lower Extremity Fellowship. Dr Peacock, DPM has a special interest in academic medicine and surgery. He teaches at his alma mater Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and enjoys lecturing on regional, national, and international levels. He serves as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Peacock holds staff privileges and operating appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital, Aria Jefferson Northeast Health System, and Tower Health System where he trains resident physicians. Additionally, he hosts an office clerkship for podiatric medical students. He enjoys giving back through mission work including extensive surgical experience with pediatrics and reconstruction in Leon, Nicaragua.
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFASSurgical Editor for PRESENT e-Learning
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS is a board-certified foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a past president and current fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He holds staff appointments and operating privileges at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital and Chestnut Hill hospital. Dr Schoenhaus' research and clinical interests are in biomechanics, pathomechanics and reconstructive surgery, including joint replacement surgery and pediatric podiatric surgery. Moreover, Dr Schoenhaus is the surgical editor for PRESENT e-Learning Systems, an online medical education and networking resource dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals throughout the world. He is a nationally recognized lecturer and pioneer in the field of lower extremity pathomechanics and reconstructive surgery. Dr Schoenhaus has authored several landmark articles in peer-reviewed journals and books. In 2015 Dr Schoenhaus was the recipient of the Gallery of Success Award from the Temple University.
Reem Sheikh, DPMAttending Faculty
Department of Surgery
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Reem Sheikh, DPM currently serves as an attending faculty in the department of surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Sheikh is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and completed her residency training at NYCPM/Metropolitan Hospital Center (PMSR-RRA). She served as chief resident during her last year. Dr Sheikh is passionate about teaching and training residents. She is published in peer-reviewed journals and is currently involved in an IRB approved clinical study evaluating changes to thickness of plantar fascia after laser treatment for heel pain. Dr Sheikh devotes her personal time to her family and her hobbies, which include traveling, photography, and painting. She also calls the great state of Alaska home.
Michael Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS
Marie L Williams, DPM, DABPS, DHLSDirector, Podiatric Medical Education
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Marie Williams, DPM, DABPS, DHLS, is board certified in foot and ankle surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Williams was the first clinical dean at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and is currently an Adjunct Professor for the school. Dr Williams has been in private practice since 1984. She is currently the Chairman of the Department of Podiatry at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. She has been involved in residency training since 1986 and a Program Director in Podiatric Surgery and Medicine since 1988. Dr Williams is a speaker in the field of foot and ankle surgery as well as limb salvage. She has published several articles on the healing of complex wounds and limb salvage, while also authoring a chapter: Bone Infections in "Foot and Ankle Radiology". In August 2014, Dr Williams was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts along with her teammates from Immaculata College. Their team, the Mighty Macs, captured three consecutive Championships. They were considered trailblazers for women sports, and in the 70s they help bring about Title 9 and equality for women in sports. In June 2015 they received the trailblazer award in the women’s basketball hall of fame. Dr Williams was recently requested to be a Keynote Speaker for Immaculata University and received the Doctor of Humane Letters for her humanitarian efforts in May 2018.